In contrast, dating is pursuing non-believers and including sex in your relationship before marriage.
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
Many simply slip or tumble into dating situations, seemingly not caring how this happens, or even consider in order to successfully date—and be able to eventually move on to the more serious courtship and pursuit of marriage.
You must have a means of knowing if or when you have found that special person.
A variety of courtship literature has been established to give guidance to singles and their families regarding the major Biblical principles.
A growing body of testimony provides practical insights and understanding into the methods by which courtship advocates have deployed the universal principles of courtship into unique circumstances, such as when one of the parties has been abused or neglected by their parents or when they are older than typical marrying age.